Patient-centered evaluation of orthodontic care: a longitudinal cohort study of children's and parents' attitudes.

@article{Fernandes1999PatientcenteredEO,
  title={Patient-centered evaluation of orthodontic care: a longitudinal cohort study of children's and parents' attitudes.},
  author={Lucete M. Fernandes and Lisen Espeland and Arild Stenvik},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={227-32}
}
As health services are adapted to meet consumers' needs, patient-centered evaluation of quality of care as well as informed consent to treatment decisions become increasingly important concepts in orthodontics. In an attempt to assess the orthodontic service in a region, this study focused on attitudes among children and their parents. The attitudes were recorded both before and after the period in which orthodontic treatment is usually carried out. Changes in children's and parents' attitudes… CONTINUE READING